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St Ives Parish Church
The Parish Church
© Anthea Augustson

Parish Church interior

View from street

View from distance

Fore Street Methodist Chapel
 Other photographs of St Ives, click thumbnail to view.
Contributed by David Coppin & Anthea Augustson

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for St Ives is Rick Parsons, who can be contacted by Email.

Please visit his West Penwith website for extensive records, photographs, maps and other information about the parish.

To find contact details for the current town council, click here.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCen at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternative resources.


Many transcriptions can be found on Rick's website. For other Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated regularly, and GenUKI.  The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for St Ives & Hayle  

For more information see the West Penwith website or visit the University of Leicester's website of Historical Directories.


Legal Documents:

  1. dated 1 Nov 1845, affidavit concerning baptism of John WILLIAMS on 12 Jun 1835


A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference.  For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.

27 Oct 1599, John VESHMENT  12 Aug 1747, Andrew STEVENS
  28 Oct 1606, John HAMLEY 29 Sep 1747, John STEVENS
  26 Feb 1737, John KING (proved 1746) 9 Oct 1747, Richard PURFOY/PUREFOY (proved 1754)
  3 Feb 1738, James BOAZ/BOAS, proved 1755 26 Jun 1748, William HARRY
15 Oct 1744, Henry MAJOR 9 Mar 1749, Mary GILBART
  25 Oct 1744, Matthew STEVENS 26 Jun 1749, Ann HICKES
  13 Jan 1745, Elizabeth MATTHEWS, proved 1752 12 Nov 1753, Agnes JENNINGS
  14 Mar 1745, Henry CRANE 5 Dec 1753, James MULFRA
  12 Oct 1746, Paul TREMEARNE (proved 1754) 26 Dec 1754, Richard NICHOLAS
  24 Dec 1746, John MITCHELL  

Please visit Rick's website for a wide variety of reference material, including maps and history. For more information visit GenUKI.


For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for St Ives at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Towednack, Lelant and Halsetown (post-1848).


  1. St Ives is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume II by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 256).
  2. A history of the parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack and Zennor by John Hobson Matthews
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XIV transcripts including St Ives (transcribed and in our database)